Given the busy lifestyles many of us lead, it's no wonder our energy levels tend to wax and wane over the course of a day. Well we're tired of feeling tired, too. In partnership with the new McCafé Real Fruit Protein Smoothies, here are five simple ways to rev up your engines and boost your energy throughout the day.
Don't hesitate to meditate
Between home and work, it often feels like you're on constant go-go-go! Using meditation techniques can be a simple way to still your mind, remain calm and maintain energy levels in the process. According to WebMD, regular meditation can reduce stress, high blood pressure and anxiety. Just ten minutes a day can go a long way towards giving your body a well needed recharge.
It's wise to exercise
Researchers have discovered evidence that physical activity can play a key part towards reducing fatigue. Being active oxygenates your body's blood cells, helping to provide you with a continual source of energy. Whether you walk, run, swim or play a sport, regular exercise can be a healthy and fun way to ensure your body is operating smoothly—while improving your energy levels in the process.
Better food, better mood
It's no secret that a well-balanced diet can help set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle and it doesn't have to be complicated. Pick up a delicious new McCafé Real Fruit Protein Smoothie. They're high in protein with 19 grams of protein in a medium Strawberry Mango Pineapple*. Plus, they contain a full serving of fruit and are easy to grab on the go.
Don't skimp on sleep
One way to avoid that midday slump is with a solid seven to nine hours of zees every night. Adequate sleep is essential to function well and maintain energy levels. If you're having trouble finding your nightly rhythm, try using an app to help track—and improve—your sleep patterns.
Take the day off
You don't have to tell us twice! Decompressing every now and then can be essential to the health of both body and mind. When life starts moving fast, think about taking at least one day each month to do something rejuvenating, whether that's taking a morning off to have the house to yourself or heading to the spa for a massage.
The next time you need a quick boost on the go, try a McCafé Real Fruit Protein Smoothie. Choose from Strawberry Mango Pineapple, Mango Pineapple, Strawberry Banana or Blueberry Pomegranate and enjoy the feel-good benefits of a full serving of fruit in every beverage.
Smooth out your day with a new McCafé Real Fruit Protein Smoothie! McCafé A New Way to Café.
*19 g protein in a medium Mango Pineapple or Strawberry Banana • 18 g protein in a medium Blueberry Pomegranate
Strawberry Mango Pineapple for a limited time only.
At participating McDonald's® restaurants in Canada